Norway will allocate NOK 2 billion to provide Ukraine with gas

19:11 29 August Kyiv, Ukraine

The Norwegian government is going to spend 2 billion NOK (over $200 million) to provide Ukraine with gas.

 
This was reported by the press service of the Norwegian government.

The government is proposing that Norway allocate NOK 2 billion so that Ukrainians can provide themselves with gas for the winter period.
 
"The war has led to the fact that Ukraine needs immediate external support. Ukraine appealed to Norway with a request to take a major role in ensuring access to energy resources. We are monitoring the situation and propose to spend 2 billion kroons on gas purchases by Ukrainians in autumn and winter," Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stere said.
 
During a visit to Kyiv in July, Stere announced that Norway would increase its support for Ukraine to NOK 10 billion in 2022 and 2023.

Stere noted that the contribution to the purchase of gas, among other things, will help keep Ukraine's hospitals and schools warm this winter, as well as provide many people with the opportunity to cook hot meals.